Wine corks are great crafts supplies. They are available in many sizes, shapes, and colors; they have a lovely texture, and they smell fantastic!
Whether you’re looking to make wine cork crafts for kids or wine cork crafts for adults, here are 10 great craft ideas for you to try.
Create The Scented Candle Holder
For those who don’t like using artificial scents, a wine cork candle holder is just what you need. The best thing about wine cork candles is that they are super easy to make and can be customized to meet your needs. If you are looking for a simple and quick project with minimal materials then making these delicious-smelling candles will be perfect.
You will need 2 empty wine bottles; a hot glue gun; 3 wicks cut in half; 2 rubber bands (or hair bands); 2 old candles; 1 empty soap container or short container; small pieces of wax paper and 3 candle cups. To get started with your new creation, simply fill each of your empty wine bottles halfway with water. Once filled, place one of your candles on top and secure it with a rubber band.
Now place another candle on top but do not secure it. Place your third candle into an empty soap container or short bottle. This will be used as additional support for your first two candles. Next, take one piece of wax paper and fold it over itself several times until you have created a thick square shape (this will act as your wick).
Now carefully wrap it around both ends of one of the two remaining wicks so that it looks like a candy cane shape. Once secured tightly, place it into one end of one bottle so that its tip is touching the bottom edge of where you placed your first two candles together.
Take your second wick and repeat step 8 by wrapping it around twice before placing it into the other end of your second bottle. Finally, take your last wick and repeat step 8 by wrapping it around twice before placing it into one side of your soap container or short bottle. Once all three candles are securely fastened together you can light them up!
Decorate Your Windows with Cork Art
If you have a large window with an unobstructed view and are just looking for a fun way to add some flair, consider making your own cork art by simply hot gluing corks onto your windows. With that said, to make it truly pop out at you, use different-sized corks.
This is also a great idea if you want to create your own custom-made stained glass look! The best part of doing something like this is that if you change your mind down the road or don’t like how something looks, it’s pretty easy to remove. You can even switch up or reuse parts of it in other crafts later on. It will be unique because no one else will have one like yours.
Make Some Cork Coasters
Coasters are another great project you can do using wine corks. Simply take a bunch of small corks (the more colorful they are, the better) and glue them together into squares or rectangles—whatever size works best for your needs.
Then glue them to a piece of wood or thick cardboard to give them extra support and allow you to stand them upright without having them fall over easily. And there you go! You now have yourself some beautiful coasters that will keep your tables scratch-free while adding character as well as style to any room in your house. They’re also easy enough that anyone could make these—even kids!
DIY Beer Bottle Cap Magnets
Making a beer bottle cap magnet is a fun way to repurpose your old caps and make them useful. Plus, if you’re a beer drinker, you can use these magnets for a fridge board or one of those cool kitchen devices that hold recipes up on your wall.
First, cut each bottle cap into two discs using an X-acto knife. Next, using super glue, attach one disc to either side of a 1/8 thick piece of wood (or other strong material), then paint as desired. Once it dries, voilà—you have an attractive magnet! Now your refrigerator looks even better than before! You can also do a similar project with wine corks.
Just sand down any rough spots, apply some stains, and glue them onto a piece of wood. Then add some decorative accents to give it some flair. Voilà—you have another great magnet! The best part about both projects is that they’re easy to customize however you like. Use different shapes, sizes, colors, and designs to create personalized gifts for friends and family members who enjoy drinking wine or beer.
Mini Vases for Dollhouse Plants
To make these simple vases for your dollhouse, you’ll need:
- a wine cork
- small pebbles
- glue or a hot-glue gun
- two toothpicks
- tiny flowers
- sugar cubes (optional)
The first thing you want to do is cut a notch at one end of your cork using a knife, a special wine corkscrew (available online), or help from your local hardware store!
This will allow you to thread some twine through it easily so that you can hang it up somewhere in your miniature landscape after it’s painted and dried! Next, take your toothpick and stick it into one side of your cork about halfway down.
Use another toothpick to push into another side about an inch away from where you started until there are four sides sticking out evenly around your cork. Now use a little bit of glue on each side and place a pebble onto each corner of the cork! Let them dry overnight before painting them with acrylic paint (or use watercolors if you’re going for a more whimsical look!).
Natural Bathroom Wall Décor
Making bath time eco-friendly and fun is easy with natural materials from around your home. Save wine corks from your favorite bottle of vino, then make wall decorations for your bathroom. Simply glue them together in a checkerboard pattern using Mod Podge or craft glue. When you are finished, paint it a bright color like red or orange to get those creative juices flowing before you hop in for a relaxing soak.
DIY Wooden Earrings Holder
Making an earring holder out of a wine cork is a simple DIY project that you can complete in just minutes. Just take a small wooden block, carve out some space to fit wine corks (you’ll want to make sure it’s deep enough for your earrings), and then cover it with paint or stain for a decorative finish. Then put in some hot glue and start tacking on your favorite pairs! You could even make several of these at once, as gifts for family members or friends.
Reusable Drink Coaster
There are lots of creative ways to upcycle old wine corks, but if you’re a drinker who doesn’t want to part with their cork collection, try these drink coasters. Chances are you have enough cork around your home for a set of four coasters; all that’s needed is just some paint and glue.
To make them, arrange your corks in whatever pattern you like on cardboard (I used printer paper) to create a template for cutting. Cut out your templates and then paint your corks (and glue them together if necessary). Voilà!
DIY Miniature Crates
Wine corks can also be used to make miniature crates out of larger wooden boxes. This is a nice way to recycle wine corks and create some cool-looking decorations for your home. These miniature crates are a perfect alternative to flower pots, and you can use them as a decorative stand for candles or even plants if you choose.
All you need is a few corks, a saw, glue, and some paint in order to make one of these for your home. You’ll find that wine cork crafts ideas aren’t limited to just creating but have many more options for things you can do with them around your house.
The Recycled Jewelry Stand
For fun and eco-friendly craft, turn leftover wine corks into a recycled wine cork jewelry stand. It’s a great way to add flair to your favorite accessories (and it’ll also reduce neck strain from draping necklaces across chairs or other surfaces).
To make your own, take an empty picture frame and affix metal hooks to each corner (you can buy these at any craft store). Then place several corks around both sides of the frame and secure them with twine. And voila—you have a stylish new jewelry holder!
In conclusion, wine corks are an amazing resource for easy crafts. Whether you are looking for something fun to do with your kids or trying to find a last-minute gift idea, wine corks will be able to fulfill your needs! With so many great projects and possibilities they really should be in everyone’s crafting kit! So go ahead and get out those leftover corks and start creating!
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